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Wednesday 5th April 2023

What's On At Forde Abbey

Tulip Extravaganza

Date: April 5th - May 5th

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Nothing screams spring like the tulips. They come in all shapes and sizes with their flamboyant colours and frilly flowers.

Here at Forde Abbey, the garden team spent a few weeks last autumn planting 50,000 tulips and we are expecting an explosion of colour this spring.

We have chosen 35 different cultivars. To name a few, there shall be swathes of T. ‘Salmon Impression’ and T. ‘Cairo’ for the ones who believe beauty is in subtlety, T. ‘Fire Wings’ and ‘Ballerina’ for a splash of colour and masses of   T .’Carnival de Rio’ which are not for the faint-hearted. Most importantly, there will be a pandemonium of parrot tulips in various heartwarming colours welcoming you all. A carefully selected mixture of wild species has been planted in other parts of the garden to blend in harmoniously with the wildflower meadows.

We would like to particularly point you towards our Tulip Swirl which is very popular.  Thousands of visitors come from far and wide every year to see our displays and we look forward to welcoming you all.

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April 5th - May 15th 2024

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Spring Plant & Gardening Fair

April 6th

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Forde Abbey Concerts - Sacconi Quartet

May 23rd

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Forde Abbey Concert - Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin) and Cordelia Williams (piano)

June 6th

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